The Pittsburgh Penguins have already dropped two games to the New York Islanders this season. Pittsburgh sent a message a to New York by dominating them and the Penguins won the game 6-2.
Kris Letang scored for Pittsburgh 8:34 into the game. The Penguins gave up another short-handed goal to Brock Nelson with 2:17 remaining in the first-period. This is the eighth time this season and the five consecutive game that has happened for them. Letang scored another goal with 29 seconds remaining in the first-period.
Pittsburgh dominated the second-period. Riley Sheahan scored a goal 7:21 into the second-period. It wasn’t a goal at first because of a potential high stick, but the refs huddled up and the play was reviewed. They called it a good goal.
Phil Kessel scored a power-play goal with 7:51 remaining in the second-period for the Penguins. He scored his second goal of the game with 2:23 remaining in the second-period. Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel assisted on both of those goals. The Pittsburgh Penguins might have a Guentzel-Crosby-Kessel line that’s ready to roll and it could be lethal.
Thomas Greiss was pulled from the game for the New York Islanders and he finished with 16 saves. Christopher Gibson finished with six saves for New York.
Anders Lee scored a goal for 4:23 into the third-period for the Islanders.
Sidney Crosby scored a goal on a ridiculous angle with seven minutes remaining in regulation for the Penguins.
These two teams will play each other one more this season on Monday night at the Nassau Memorial Coliseum in Long Island. The New York Islanders next game is on the road against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night. The Pittsburgh Penguins next game is on the road against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday night.